I marched in New York. It was the most poorly organized march that I’ve ever been to – and I’ve been to many. At the same time it may have been the most inspiring. For some reason, thousands were made to stand almost immobile in penned areas for hours with no idea of what was happening. But so we did. And at last the march began. And then everywhere you looked you saw more people coming. And more and more and more. Hours later, more were marching. And you knew it was worth it. ..... Mass Revolt Against Trump in New York and Across AmericaTook part in the most magnificent march in NYC today. Since there were staggered times for people to arrive there is no easy way to make an accurate count. Word is that is was 400k. I saw Patrick at about 10:30 for about 30 seconds around the MORE banner but then we all were split up and stood still for hours in gridlock but who cared? We expected to end up at Trump Tower but when we finally began to move around 1PM is was a slow crawl. And no cell or internet service so at 45th st and 2nd ave I cut over to 3rd Ave to call my wife who was meeting a bunch of ladies over at our place. So I headed over there to march with them.
We periodically checked in on the coverage. Faux Fox news ignored the rallies or mocked them. Have fun boys trying to not cover what is about to happen.
175,000 in Chicago. Hundreds of thousands in Los Angeles. 125,000 in Boston. 500K in DC. World wide? Millions. And it is only the beginning.
|With some MOREs before being separated|
I was on 3rd Ave before 10 AM and people on every block were streaming east all morning.
We were with a MORE contingent which got separated on 2nd Ave and 47th Street.
Every person on the street seemed to be involved in the march. I've never seen anything like it here.
So many women of all ages with men there too. People were happy but also pissed.
My wife, not an activist, was as gung-ho for this as anything I've seen in almost 50 years. I pity Trump.
I am not articulate enough to make sense of all this so I'll leave it to Patrick:
Nothing like this has ever happened before in American history: one day after the swearing in of a new president, a massive nation wide revolt and rejection.
No American president has ever inspired such a response, but then no American president has so repulsed and frightened and insulted the American people as deeply as does Trump. .....Mass Revolt Against Trump in New York and Across America